Poetry. The book is divided into two sections, "Tenant" and "Transit," and takes as its fundamental metaphor the fact that light from some stars reaches us long after the star itself has imploded. Poems in the first section focus on the body, on permanence, and poems in the second focus on movement, the ephemeral. These poems reflect the impressions left by all the places in which she has lived—Mexico, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Denmark, and prairie pothole country.
Athena Kildegaard's previous books are VENTRILOQUY (Tinderbox Editions, 2016), Rare Momentum, BODIES OF LIGHT (Red Dragonfly Press, 2011) (a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award), Cloves & Honey and COURSE (Tinderbox Editions, 2018). She received the LRAC / McKnight Fellowship and grants from the Lake Region Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She teaches at the University of Minnesota, Morris.Author City: MORRIS, MN USA